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  1. rewast

    hids are confusing

    Hey all, I bought a hid kit from hids4u and i'm totally baffled! The kit itself makes sense up to a point where the plug on the kit doesnt match the power plug on the back of the light unit. I thought that they may of sent me the wrong one. But after sending a photo of the two plugs, one from the kit and one on the car. The help person said that i have to leave the power plug in situ and take the cables out from the part that actually goes into the h1 bulb itself. This doesn't seem plug and play and i'm not sure it's right. Has anyone else done this and can confirm this is the approach. Surely if I have to by the kit specifically for my car, it would make more sense for the to use the same bmw plug and let me jjust plug it straight in???
  2. rewast

    hids are confusing

    I've bought the same kit as yours and where yours has two cables loose, mine has a two pin plug. I'm so confused as to whether they sent me the right one... I don't under stand where you're meant to plug the power in
  3. Hi guys, so I bought a leather interior for my e34, and as I got round to fitting it. It turns out that my original seats are folding ones. I really want to put this leather interior in, but ive done a lot of research. Mostly, it's people wanting to fit folding seats into their standard car. Trying to understand, if I got hold of the seat belt reels, would they mount up, and do I need to get the intenal partition. I'm starting to wonder, would it be easier to get the back seats retrimmed in leather then all this faff.
  4. Hey guys, so this new e34 i've purchased.. the front doors lock / unlock centrally - but the back doors don't. What could this be? THanks
  5. Hey guys So my car didn't come with a key fob, but as i'm investigating the car i'm detecting certain things that leads me to believe it should have remote central locking. There's an IR receiver built into the roof There's a red led mounted next to the fog light switch I found a disconnected box under the back seat and when I searched the part number 82119418403 Control unit alarm system There's a siren under the bonnet and I think it may be a 3g mk1 based on searching around Now, i'm thinking the needs to be a remote control module? If I can find that, hopefully I can figure out what kind of key i need to get as a replacement Thanks guys
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    remote central locking module

    Thanks for that... OK so i think that i've got an unplugged GR40 module... i don't know whether that would handle the remote central locking functionality also. But it looks like the fobs are nigh impossible to get hold of. Does anyone know if all these alarm versions are interchangable? For example could i get a 3G mk2 box and fob and it swap out with the gr40, all the plugs etc?
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    rear seat folding to standard retrofit

    Thank you sir! I think i'll get them retrimmed, just need to find someone reputable
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    central locking / rear doors don't lock

    Hey there, both the door pins lock and unlock... they just dont change when i lock the car, both the front doors do though! I was wondering if there was just one actuator that controlled both. I'll watch that video now...
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    Headlamps very poor

    Who's running HIDs? I'm told these do wonders for e34s as they have the projector style head light unit, they really mesh well with the upgrade. Considering it myself at the moment.
  10. Hi guys, i've just purchased an e34 535i and there's a lingering dampness inside it. Not sure why, as it has been in a lock up for the best part of 5 years. Any way, got any tips to get it dry inside? or step by step to fix? I was thinking I could get those silicon gel beads and fill it up with a few boxes of those?
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    Instrument cluster upgrade

    Hey guys So i'm working through the new e34 i've purchased, getting a list of things to do to it over winter... I previously owned a 92 535i sport, and this new model is 90 535i sport... it's amazing the little changes/differences between them, only now i'm noticing! Anyway, getting to the point of this post. I have learned that my car has a 'gen 1' instrument cluster, and there are newer gens. Mine's got a white back, and there is a newer one with a blue back. I believe I can swap it over and swap an eprom chip with it... Has anyone down this, was it fairly straight forward? Many thanks!
  12. Hi guys, So on the e34 i've just picked up, the heater doesn't seem to work properly. If I open the screen vents up, irrigardless of the temperture setting, it will blow hot. And the front facing vents blow cold no matter what, and the feet facing vents blow hot no matter what. Any ideas?
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    Dampness in a freshly purchased e34

    Thank you, i've not seen any corrosion, but I'll investigate the other things you mentioned.
  14. Hi guys, I don't know if this is the right place to ask. But I'm on a bit of a mission. Just purchased my second e34, taken 10 years to find the right one and I want to fulfil my dream of turbocharging the M30. I need to find a specialist that would undertake the work and I know the exact specification. But I can't find anyone goigling in the UK that offers the services... Any leads greatly appreciated!
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    Getting rare!

    Wow, after selling my last 535i sport last winter..i've been growing more and more hungry for another e34. I've been looking for a good couple of months now and i've seen hardly any decent 535i sports and possibly even just 1 540i. Hope they've not all gone to the carpark in the sky!
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    Getting rare!

    Hehe cheers Maca! I'm definitely after a darker coloured manual 535i sport. Its mad how rare these beauties are getting - i'm killing myself for selling mine last Christmas. There's a nice 525i sport on ebay at the moment - but i'm not sure i'd really find the smaller engine as satisfying. The last M30 I had, just sounded epic, and just seemed more 'classic'
  17. Hi Guys, Last week my fob for my alarm got damaged. It still worked, but I decided it was time to code up some more so I would not end up in a bad situation further down the line.. I was away on business during the week, and so got someone to come over to program 2 spare fobs I already owned - bare in mind that before he came..the fob would arm/disarm my alarm/immobiliser and also lock/unlock the doors.. Now I get a phone call on the evening he popped over and asked me if the central locking was broken - to which I replied no..and he's left me with a car I cannot lock or unlock as I've delocked it on the outside.. The central locking is completely dead though - when inside the car neither the front door pins activate the locking..basically the central locking does not work, but it did before the guy programmed the new fobs. How could this of happened - is it just a coinciedence? I cant believe it is!? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    e34 car porn

    blink and its gone.
  19. Tracking down some descent pics of the e34 on style 5's is almost impossible! If any of you folk have some pics it would help me choose between my current throwing stars, a set of m-paras or the style 5..i know they look great on the e30s and also the e36..just havent really seem any on an e34 with sport trim..possibly even with a cheeky bit of lowering.. Thanking you.
  20. Good job, and I hope you'll be bk with an e34 soon! I guess i've gotta ask, would you ever sell those smart wheels separately?
  21. George, i cant wait!! and calypso..hot motor..i hope you've got another beemer if your selling that - how much you pay for your style 5s? they are proper tasty
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    AFM to MAF on the big six

    Apart from miller's kit, are there any UK/european conversion kits out there any of you know of? Has anyone on here attempted to build one themselves? I'm trying to keep the car as OEM as possible, but the biggest flaw really seems the AFM the poor engine is stuck with, if I could build a MAF conversion I think the m30 would really be really grateful!
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    AFM to MAF on the big six

    Ditto! Well the MAF solution from Miller is definitely on my xmas list!
  24. Hey guys, ok so i've just rebuilt my engine and after 9 months of sitting on my drive the beauty flew through an MOT. However there are now other things I want to get right.. It appears that some sort of bearing has gone in the clutch..at idle without my foot on the clutch in neutral there is a 'rattling noise' coming from the clutch, however when I press the clutch peddle in the noise goes away. What is this? Is this a release bearing? I'm totally up for getting my hands dirty again so any advice would be fantastic.